The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

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09:30 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
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One of the great visitor attractions in County Wexford.... Fanned by flames of Revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are etched forever on the annals of Irish history. Vividly re-told in an exciting interpretation of events the "Rebellion Experience" at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre is not to be missed. On your visit you will learn in gruesome detail how some 20,000 insurgents faced the might of 10,000 well-trained and well-armed Crown Forces, and learn the significance of the nearby Vinegar Hill Battlefield.
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GeraldineM53
Dublin, Ireland182 contributions
Aug 2022
Excellent exhibition - with guide (Emmet) and recordings. Very well organised exhibition - give yourself enough time to read various historical notes. Obviously an amount of money spent on this place - shame it isnt better advertised / attended. Great value for money
Written 11 August 2022
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856annemg
Newry, United Kingdom40 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The content is superb - the presentation in all its various forms is among the best we have ever seen - anywhere!
This is an absolute ‘must-see’ exhibition.
Written 18 July 2022
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hebburnbhoy
Derry9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Tour guide Derek was a fountain of knowledge and enthusiasm. It wouldn’t have been the same without the guide, even though the scriptures were very informative. Great place and decent value for the entry fee (€6)
Written 9 June 2022
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Sean M
The Netherlands52 contributions
Oct 2021
Surprisingly good. You need to take your time and listen to the various recordings and really be up for absorbing a lot of information, but it was fascinating. A piece of Irish history that I knew almost nothing about.

They did a good job putting it into the broader context of Europe and the U.S. as well as making it come alive.

Staff also extremely friendly and helpful.
Written 2 January 2022
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Becky Phelan
Waterford, Ireland19 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
I drove to Wexford from Waterford specifically to come here based on reputation alone and I was more than happy with my visit. The pretty but unassuming exterior to the building hid a wealth of information inside. The historical content was incredibly compiled and very specific. The way the information was given to guests used a creative, multidisciplinary approach including voice-over narrators, scenes filmed and projected onto sets (with irish actors young and old) that made you feel as if these people were talking to you, interactive moments (buttons to push and listen, costume rails, etc - not in use during Covid but great to see!), and the artistry and creativity of the varying rooms is made with care and really takes you on a journey. You really get a sense of every person that was responsible for making the museum possible for the curator/owner. To top it all off, the lady and gentleman at the front desk were so friendly and knowledgeable. They made sure we were entertained from the moment we received our tickets - an absolute credit to the museum. One of the best museums in Ireland, hands down.
Written 13 October 2021
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jcgdublin
Dublin, Ireland182 contributions
Sep 2021
This was an area of Irish history I was not aware of until looking at things to do in Wexford and just shows how much of Ireland I have not explored in the 30 years now leaving here. This was an excellent multi-media walk through the history of that period globally which led to revolt and personal details on how it impacted Wexford and Ireland of the time. Mix of reading, commentary and role playing made it an experience to remember and definitely a must see in Wexford.
Written 3 October 2021
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megalithman1
County Clare, Ireland47 contributions
Sep 2021
Visited with adult children and we all really enjoyed it. The exhibition was very interesting and very informative: the audio, the storyboards, the video, all were great. I learned a huge amount about society at the time, in Ireland and abroad; about the rebellion: the leaders and the croppies; about the terrible events of that year not just in Wexford but throughout the country. It was a fascinating visit and one I would recommend to anyone and everyone, near and far.
Written 29 September 2021
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Mary Walsh
11 contributions
Sep 2021
Very interesting. I was born in Birmingham of Mayo parents. Was not aware of Irish history. This really appealed to me
Written 6 September 2021
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Paul O
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Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely staff, very unexpected visit. Thought more be made of actual Vinegar Hill, but the was a gem. We had the place to ourselves. Kids had a ball. Staff generous on closing time as we finished our tour. Worth a visit. (Don't be fooled by the modest entrance) Especially loved the last part of the museum with a model of the battle.....
Written 24 August 2021
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Jacqueline Rita Skinner
237 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Myself and my husband visited the national 1798 Rebellion Centre recently and we enjoyed our visit. The exebition was very good and we highly recommend a visit here.
Written 18 August 2021
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  • Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00